History

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Edited By: Emma Griffin

Online ISSN: 1468-229X



Author Guidelines


History has now adopted ScholarOne Manuscripts, for online manuscript submission and peer review. The new system brings with it a whole host of benefits including:

  • Quick and easy submission
  • Administration centralised and reduced
  • Significant decrease in peer review times

From now on all submissions to the journal must be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hist. Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit. If you require assistance then click the Get Help Now link which appears at the top right of every ScholarOne Manuscripts page. If you cannot submit online, please contact the Editorial Office by e-mail (historyeditors@uea.ac.uk).

RCUK/WT Funder mandate authors only

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login to Author Services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below: CTA Terms and Conditions http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

  • Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
  • Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
  • Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html. If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with your Funder requirements.  For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement. For RCUK and Wellcome Trust authors click on the link below to preview the terms and conditions of this license: Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html. When uploading an article Word file onto ScholarOne, authors must ensure that:

  • The author's name does not appear anywhere in the article.
  • The article is double-spaced.
  • The article does not exceed 8,000 words, including footnotes. If you would like to submit a longer article, please do so, but notify the editorial office of your decision in your covering letter.
  • Footnotes and quotations are also double-spaced and numbered consecutively throughout the article. They should not appear at the foot of each page but should be typed separately from the text at the end of the article. As far as possible they should be restricted to references, and should not exceed one hundred at the most.
  • All paragraphs, except the first in each section, are indented.

Please do not include an abstract or title in this word file, since that information is collected separately, on the ScholarOne system, during the uploading process.

Manuscripts should be made anonymous by authors not putting their names directly on the pages of their articles. Articles should be typed using double spacing on one side of A4 paper with wide margins. They should not exceed 8,000 words. Footnotes and quotations should also be double-spaced and numbered consecutively throughout the article. They should not appear at the foot of each page but should be typed separately from the text at the end of the article. As far as possible they should be restricted to references, and should not exceed one hundred at the most. All paragraphs, except the first in each section, should be indented.

Within the text, single quotations marks should be used. Double quotation marks should only be used for quotations within quotations. Quotations of over fifty words should be indented, without quotation marks. Dates should be expressed thus: 1 January 1989; the 1980s; the twentieth century; 1914-18; 1988-9. Numbers up to ninety-nine should be spelled out in full. Capitalization should be kept to a minimum, preferably only for personal and place names and for titles when attached to a personal name (thus the king but King William).

Footnotes/endnotes:

We use the author–short title system. The reference should be given with full publication details (see below) at first mention, with a short title used in subsequent references, after the author’s surname. Ibid. may be used to denote a repetition of the immediately preceding item, and idem to denote a repetition of the immediately preceding author’s name, but not op. cit., loc. cit.

Bibliographical references:

  1. All journals are given in full in italics, with volume numbers in arabic numerals, followed by the date in brackets, e.g.Journal of Social History, 47/2 (2002); all book volume numbers are given in upper case roman numerals, e.g. Dictionary of National Biography, XV.
  2. Published books are given in italic in title case followed by the place of publication and date in brackets, e.g. E.P. Thompson, The Making of the English Working Class (London, 1963). The name of publisher is not given. Subtitles should be preceded by colons. (Ed.) or (eds) should be placed after the name(s) in round brackets.
  3. Chapter titles, journal articles, dissertations etc. are given in single inverted commas in ‘minimum capital’ style (first word and proper nouns only capitalized), eg. E.A. Wrigley, ‘Growth of population in eighteenth-century England: a conundrum resolved’, Past and Present, 98 (1983).
  4. For chapters in edited books, after the author and title in single inverted commas should be added the word 'in' followed by the name of the author(s) of the book, with (ed.) or (eds) and then title of the book in italics and the publication details, for instance: Christopher Brooks, 'A law-abiding and litigious society', in John Morrill (ed.), The Oxford Illustrated History of Tudor and Stuart Britain (Oxford, 1996), pp. 139-55, at p. 149. Primary sources should read: Siegfried Wenzel (ed.), Fasciculus Morum: A Fourteenth-Century Preacher's Handbook (London, 1989).
  5. For page numbers, ‘p.’ and ‘pp.’ should be used consistently throughout. All references to archival and unpublished material should be presented as consistently as possible. ‘Fo.’ and ‘fos’ = folios; f. and ff. = the following pages.
  6. Contractions (such as ch. and bk) may be used.
  7. Foreign place names should be anglicized, unless there are historical or editorial reasons not to. Abbreviations for US states should be in the two-letter zip code (MA, CA) and this should be included with the place of publication in references.
  8. The ampersand will be replaced by ‘and’ when two authors or editors are cited and in the names of companies (unless the ampersand is actually part of the official name, e.g. Simon & Schuster).


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Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley-Blackwell's Author Services.
Author Services enables authors to track their articles - once accepted - through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit http://authorservices.wiley.com for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

Please do not include an abstract or title in this word file, since that information is collected separately, on the ScholarOne system, during the uploadi

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